Music instruction begins in kindergarten at Hope School. The children learn to sing a variety of different songs and Psalter numbers and to play rhythm band instruments. Toward the end of the year, they perform in the Kindergarten Program, where they praise their heavenly Father with the songs they have learned throughout the year.
In 1st through 3rd grades, all students participate in the elementary music curriculum. Mrs. Deb Kuiper and Mrs. Mindy Bleyenberg teach these children the fundamentals of rhythm and counting on many different instruments. They also develop the ability to sing on pitch and in parts. In May, the students give an Elementary Music Program to showcase their abilities.
In the 4th grade, all children are taught how to play the recorder. They begin with some simple melodies and end up playing more elaborate pieces by the end of the school year. They perform in a program at the end of the year along with the beginning band.